The Nether: A Play by Jennifer Haley

By Jennifer Haley

The Nether, a bold exam of ethical accountability in digital worlds, opens with a well-recognized interrogation scene given a technological twist. As Detective Morris, an internet investigator, questions Mr. Sims approximately his actions in a role-playing realm so reasonable it may be existence, she unearths herself on slippery moral floor. Sims argues for the liberty to discover even the main deviant corners of our mind's eye. Morris holds that we won't flesh out our malign fantasies with out end result. Their conflict of wills ends up in a outcome neither may have imagined. Suspenseful, ingeniously developed, and fiercely clever, Haley’s play forces us to confront deeply traumatic questions about the bounds of reality.

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Critical Companion to Arthur Miller: A Literary Reference to by Susan C W Abbotson

By Susan C W Abbotson

Arthur Miller, top recognized for his works The Crucible and demise of a salesperson, is one in all America's most crucial dramatists. serious spouse to Arthur Miller offers a competent, up to date, and encyclopedic resource of knowledge on Miller for prime tuition and college-level scholars, lecturers, and most of the people. fiction, brief tales, and poetry, in addition to a lot of his vital essays and significant items. additionally incorporated are specific entries on literary, theatrical, and private figures very important to Miller; key words and issues attached to his paintings; and diverse theatrical businesses and areas with which he has been linked. and significant tests of Miller's significant and minor works; Descriptions of Miller's characters, from Willy Loman to John Proctor; Entries on humans, areas, and subject matters vital to Miller's lifestyles and paintings, together with Brooklyn, democracy, Elia Kazan, and Marilyn Monroe; and, beneficial bibliographies and a chronology of Miller's lifestyles.

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Bluebird Winter by Howard Linda

By Howard Linda

Immediately Kathleen drew herself up. there has been not anything to achieve through letting herself panic. She had to
clear her brain and focus on not anything yet riding, simply because her baby's lifestyles relied on it. The
baby was once all she had left. every little thing else used to be long gone: her mom and dad; her marriage; her self-confidence;
her religion and belief in humans. in simple terms the infant was once left, and herself. She nonetheless had herself. the 2 of
them had one another, and so they did not desire a person else. She may do something to guard her baby.
Breathing deeply, she compelled herself to be calm. With planned pursuits, she inserted the key
in the ignition and grew to become it. The starter became slowly, and a brand new worry intruded. was once the battery
too chilly to generate adequate strength to begin the previous motor? yet then the motor roared into lifestyles, and
the truck vibrated underneath her. She sighed in aid and became at the wipers to transparent the snow
from the windshield. They ward off and forth, laboring less than the icy weight of the packed snow.
It used to be so chilly! Her breath fogged the air, and he or she used to be shivering regardless of the layers of clothing
she wore. Her face felt numb. She reached as much as contact it and located that she was once nonetheless covered
with snow. Slowly she wiped her face and dusted the flakes from her hair.
The expanding strain in her reduce physique made it tough for her to carry within the grasp, yet she
wrestled the obdurate gearshift into the right kind place and floor her enamel opposed to the pressure
as she let loose the seize. The truck moved forward.
Visibility used to be even worse than she had anticipated. She may slightly make out the fence that ran
alongside the line. How effortless it'd be to run off the line, or to develop into thoroughly misplaced in the
white nightmare! Creeping alongside at a snail's speed, Kathleen targeting the fence line and
tried to not take into consideration the issues which can happen.
She used to be slightly 1 / 4 of a mile down the line while one other contraction laced her belly in
iron bands. She gasped, jerking even with herself, and the unexpected wrench of the guidance wheel
sent the outdated truck right into a skid. "No!" she groaned, bracing herself because the truck begun going
sideways towards the shallow ditch along the line. the 2 correct wheels landed within the ditch
with an influence that rattled her the teeth and loosened her grip from the guidance wheel. She cried out
again as she used to be flung to the correct, her physique slamming into the door at the passenger side.
The contraction eased a second later. Panting, Kathleen crawled up the slanting seat and wedged
herself in the back of the steerage wheel. The motor had died, and anxiously she installed the grasp and slid
the shift into impartial, praying she may well get the engine all started back. She became the foremost, and once
again the truck coughed into life.
But the wheels spun uselessly within the icy ditch, not able to discover traction. She attempted rocking the truck
back and forth, placing it first in opposite, then in low equipment, however it did not paintings. She used to be stuck.
Tiredly, she leaned her head at the guidance wheel. She used to be just a region of a mile from the house,
but it might probably besides were twenty miles during this climate. The wind was once superior, visibility almost
zero. Her scenario had long past from undesirable to worse. She must have stayed on the residence. In attempting to save
her child, she had in all likelihood taken away its merely probability for survival.

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Club Law: A Comedy by George Charles Moore Smith (editor)

By George Charles Moore Smith (editor)

Initially written and staged within the overdue 16th century, membership legislations was once released for the 1st time greater than 3 centuries later. a colorful satire, the play captures the spirit of a bygone period. membership legislations playfully reconstructs the heated debate among the college 'Accademicks' and the city council, who have been viciously at odds. although characters' names were replaced, the play used to be so actual to existence in its depiction of up to date politics that a lot uproar its functionality at Clare corridor (now Clare College), Cambridge approximately 1599. came across titleless and lacking a few pages and scenes, the play was once pieced again jointly through G. C. Moore Smith in 1907. a close advent outlines the play's surroundings and old context, and attracts parallels among this satirical Elizabethan play and modern society. accomplished notes and an index also are integrated.

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Frogs by Aristophanes, Translated by Ian Johnston

By Aristophanes, Translated by Ian Johnston

"Frogs is by means of universal consent one of many most interesting achievements of Aristophanes (456 BC to 386 BC), the best author of comedian drama in classical Athens and between most famed writers of dramatic comedy in our Western culture. The play used to be first played at a pageant of Dionysus in Athens in 405 BC, at a time while the disastrous Peloponnesian struggle among Athens and Sparta was once nearing its finish. The construction used to be so renowned that it obtained the intense honour of a moment construction and Aristophanes obtained a distinct award from the town. within the play the god Dionysus, within the kind of a middle-aged individual, insists on vacationing to Hades to convey again the tragic poet Euripides (who had died the yr before), in order that Athens can once more take pleasure in wonderful poetry. His slave Xanthias accompanies him. The journey is filled with powerful comical encounters with a number of characters, together with Hercules, Charon, the recognized refrain of the Frogs, numerous underworld figures, and, eventually Euripides and Aeschylus, who degree a debate over which ones is the best poet, an issue which has them mercilessly satirizing one another s paintings. For all its super humorous degree company, Frogs increases a few vital and nonetheless suitable questions about the character of dramatic artwork and the function of the dramatist. It additionally explores and exposes the self-serving attitudes of electorate in the course of a time of war."

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Electra by (Greek mythological figure) Electra; Sophocles.; Carson,

By (Greek mythological figure) Electra; Sophocles.; Carson, Anne; (Greek mythological figure) Electra; Shaw, Michael Hearne

In line with the conviction that in simple terms translators who write poetry themselves can correctly recreate the prestigious and undying tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, the Greek Tragedy in New Translations sequence bargains new translations that transcend the literal which means of the Greek as a way to evoke the poetry of the originals. lower than the final editorship of Peter Burian and Alan Shapiro, each one quantity features a serious advent, statement at the textual content, complete degree instructions, and a word list of the legendary and geographical references within the play.

Although it's been every now and then overshadowed by way of his extra well-known Oedipus Tyrannus and Antigone, Sophocles' Electra is impressive for its severe feelings and taut drama.

Electra recounts the murders of Clytemnestra and Aegisthus through Clytemnestra's son Orestes, to avenge their homicide of his father Agamemnon, commander of the Greeks at Troy, upon his go back domestic. Sophocles' model is gifted from the perspective of Electra, Orestes' sister, who laments her father, bears witness to her mother's crime, and for years endures her mother's scorn. regardless of her overwhelming ardour for simply revenge, Electra admits that her personal activities are shameful. while Orestes arrives ultimately, her temper shifts from grief to pleasure, as Orestes contains out the bloody vengeance.

Sophocles provides this tale as a savage notwithstanding useful act of vengeance, vividly depicting Electra's grief, anger, and exultation. This translation equals the unique in ferocity of expression, and leaves intact the inarticulate cries of soreness and pleasure that fill the play

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